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An image of Liam Bairstow - an early thirties white man with downs syndrome. He has dark hair swept across his forehead and is wearing a white t-shirt. he is pictured against a dark background.

Liam Bairstow on Staging Change

Staging Change was created to give artists with learning disabilities like myself more independence and more opportunities outside of the company. It has allowed us to gain work experience, present at conferences and work on events.

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Climate Change Double Bill at Lister Park, Bradford

As part of Bradford’s Summer Unlocked programme, Mind the Gap will be presenting two free family friendly pop-up performances in Lister Park, Bradford on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 September.

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Reclaiming Our Space

After a year of dancing in our bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms, when we safely returned to our purpose-built studios, we had to re-learn how to be in the space together again.

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Mind the Gap Social Club

10 weeks of new things to do… from home this summer! Mind the Gap is running a free summer social club for adults with learning disabilities and autism from Bradford.

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Making Anna Online

“In spite of the challenges we faced, both inside and outside of the Studio, this production has been a joy to make”

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New Performance Academy Programme

“The new programme will replace the current four-day per week Performance Academy course with a more structured and rounded package.”

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Performers wearing robot costumes pose in Bradford city centre

Mind the Gap to receive £33,915 award from second round of Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Mind the Gap in Bradford has received a grant of £33,915 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen.

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Funding for new Mind the Gap Social Club

Mind the Gap has received £9,600 funding from National Lottery Awards for All for a new project called Mind the Gap Social Club.

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Associate Artist Bee Skivington talks about Supported Work Placements

Since September 2019, Mind the Gap has been running Supported Work Placements for six Artists with learning disabilities.

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